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David Falcon vs Douglas Hogan
"Friday Night Smackdown" (game of the day Apr-05-2014)
Richmond rap 23rd (1999), Apr-18
Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46)  ·  1-0



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Oct-31-04  Larsenb3: Woah, interesting game with mate in about four.
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  offramp: Strange attack, just pawns to begin with.
May-19-06  sneaky pete: 11... 0-0 is a mistake; 11... Qh4 is better. White should have played 11.Bxh6 .. first.

The oldest known game with this gambit, NN vs Johannes Minckwitz, Leipzig (Club Augustea), May 2, 1874, went 11.a4 Nh4 12.Qe4 d5 13.Bxd5 c6 14.Bxc6+ bxc6 15.Qxc6+ Qd7 16.Qxa8 0-0 17.Bxh6 Bb7 18.Qxa7 Ra8 19.Qb6 Ra6 20.Qb5 Nf3+ 0-1.

NN in this game may have been Dr Carl Göring, the supposed originator of the Müller & Schulze Gambit.

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  playground player: I suppose C. August Dupin could figure out why this is called "the Halloween Attack," but I can't.
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  ajk68: Isn't 14...Nxe5 better than what was played?
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  offramp: This game was played on a Friday; hence the pun.

Hulk Hogan was the star of The Incredible Hulk Meets Hogan's Heroes (pilot show only).

Apr-05-14  master of defence: Halloween Gambit... I remember having won a game with Black not so long ago.

Here's the PGN, if anyone gets interested to reproduce it:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nxe5 Nxe5 5.d4 Nc6 6.d5 Ne5 7.f4 Ng6 8.e5 Ng8 9.d6 c6 10.Bc4 Qh4+ 11.g3 Qh3 12.Qe2 Nh6 13.Bd2 b5 14.Bb3 a5 15.a3 Ba6 16.Ne4 a4 17.Ba2 b4 18.Qf2 Qf5 19.Qd4 bxa3 20.bxa3 Qg4 21.Bc4 Qf3 22.Rf1 Nf5 23.Rxf3 Nxd4 24.Rc3 Bxc4 25.Rxc4 Nf3+ 26.Ke2 Nxd2 27.Kxd2 f6 28.exf6 gxf6 29.Nxf6+ Kf7 30.Nxd7 Bxd6 31.Rxc6 Bxf4+ 32.gxf4 Rhd8 33.Rc7 Nf8 34.Kc3 Rxd7 35.Rxd7+ Nxd7 36.Rb1 Rc8+ 37.Kd3 Kf6 38.c4 Nc5+ 39.Kc3 Kf5 40.Rb5 Kxf4 41.Kb4 Ne4 42.Kxa4 Rxc4+ 43.Ka5 Rc2 0-1

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  offramp: <master of defence: Halloween Gambit... I remember having won a game with Black not so long ago. Here's the PGN...> Do you have the pgn header?
Apr-05-14  mrknightly: <offramp> I think "pun" is misnomer in this case. Be that as it may, I think the "pun" refers to Hulk Hogan of WWF fame, and "Friday Night Smackdown" refers to a special wrestling event which would occur on a Friday night. Not sure what the pilot you mention has to do with it.
Apr-05-14  Conrad93: This would have been a perfect game for the pun "Falcon Punch!"
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  kevin86: The Falcon swept down on all the Doug-a-maniacs!
Apr-09-14  master of defence: <offramp> What do you mean by 'PGN header'? Something like this:

[Event ""]
[Site ""]
[Date ""]
[EventDate ""]
[Round ""]
[Result ""]
[White ""]
[Black ""]
[ECO ""]
[WhiteElo ""]
[BlackElo ""]
[PlyCount ""]

That was a game i've played on a internet chess site, 20 min per side, without increments. I found it quite interesting nevertheless.

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  offramp: < master of defence: <offramp> What do you mean by 'PG Something like this:

[Event ""] [Site ""] [Date ""] [EventDate ""]... >

That's the kind of thing. It would include your name, Elo, bank account number, photocopy of your thumb etc. All standard details.

Apr-13-14  master of defence: <offramp>, I hope you're just trolling. Informations as personal name, bank account number, etc, should never been published in public internet places. Except in case of acquiring a premium service, e.g, here(,, or another websites.
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  offramp: All I really need is a photocopy of your foot in order to proceed immediately sir.
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